or
or

The Elephant Wrestler

138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Northshore City, New Zealand
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Sun - Wed - 12.00pm – 10.30pm
Thurs - Sat - 12.00pm - 1.00am

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
Menus

About The Elephant Wrestler

In 1912 a bloke who would soon become known as The Elephant Wrestler came to Takapuna. By 1939 he had world wrestling championship bout to his name and was also known to take on larger species of the animal kingdom thus said elephants came to fear him but locals came to love him. So let us raise a toast to your larger than life local.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand, All You Can Eat, Banquet, BBQ & Grill, Child Friendly, Dessert, Gastro Pub, Pizza, Salads, Small Plates, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual,Smart Casual
Price point:
$ $ $ $ $

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Avios will be awarded within 14 days from dining.
Select an Area
Offers Available
The time you have requested is not available. Please try a different time or date.
The time you have requested is not available. Please try a different time or date.
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
38
4 Stars:
17
3 Stars:
4
2 Stars:
0
1 Star:
0
Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

We love your chicken wings!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

The food was really great! We reserved a table "inside" which was the bar area... rather than the "courtyard" because that sounded cold. But it appeared to be covered in! It was quite noisy inside. We will reserve in the courtyard next time. Looking forward to the next time we visit.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Great service overall, would recommend:)

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Would you PLEASE bring back the THAI BEEF SALAD to the Menu. It was the best!!!!! (for miles)

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

I had won a voucher in a silent auction for a dinner for 8. The service was excellent and food was amazing. We loved the music too and will come back. Thank you

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Alex and Adele were amazing to deal with, as were the service staff on the day - thanks heaps for making so baby shower so memorable!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Lovely food and service

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Really good food and plenty of it. Service and food was prompt and cheerful. Good spot for a casual dinner out.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Great Staff. Great Ambiance. And Great Ribs!!!!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Great arvo with some friends eating ribs, drinking beer and listening to live music.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Our team had a great shared lunch here!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

had a great time, loved the feel of the place, very friendly and family friendly as well....liked that the fact that there were a couple of groups in (birthday, ribs and warriors) but it didn't phase or stress the staff at all....big thumbs up!!!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

I ordered pork belly for my dinner, a bit disappointed it was very salty. 😌

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

J

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Firstly I should have read about the place before booking, I just booked off a recommendation from a friend, but... I hadn't been before and they suggested we sit in the courtyard, which was super loud so we could barely talk and people were smoking even though all the doors were closed. I asked a waitress if people were supposed to be smoking and she said no but did nothing. Good if you want to watch the rugby, but not if you want a conversation over dinner with clean air.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Went to the rib event on Sunday. Ribs were great, but were cold. Service was very slow since this event was on.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Great Sunday pitmaster ribs and good band. Can't wait to do it again.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

Had a nice evening out with friend. Had a few beers and ribs and listened to the band of the evening.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Great afternoon band was awesome and interacted with the patrons. Food and service very good.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

Awesome night, friendly staff and great hospitality.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Work function success! Was a great evening

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 01 July 2018

Drinks could be bigger in terms of prices

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Banquet was great lots of food and good value

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

Great afternoon at the Big Rib Joint Pop Up - the food and entertainment was outstanding, thank you!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

Loving the Rib Joint events. Maybe need a few more staff on as it took quite a while to get our table cleared and dessert orders taken.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money